Twenty Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) inspectors have spent the past two weeks conducting the final phase of a special inspection to determine if Entergy's degrading Pilgrim nuclear reactor on the shores of Cape Cod Bay should be closed. On Tuesday, four days before the inspection was complete a confidential NRC email was inadvertently sent to Diane Turco, President of Cape Downwinders, a group of Pilgrim watch dog activists. The NRC email leak revealed alarming problems including failures to take corrective action to replace or repair vital mechanical equipment and observed "overwhelmed" managers and staff to operate the plant safely. Diane added,"The NRC preliminary email affirms what we have known all along; Pilgrim is a recipe for catastrophe and must be closed now".
Yesterday, Diane Turco along with concerned citizens descended once again on Governor Baker's office to share the NRC email and demand the Governor take appropriate action and request Pilgrim be shut down immediately.
Cape Downwinders is organizing a protest at the plant gates for December 9th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.